Supporting our cops

In Parliament I opposed cuts to entitlements for police injured at work.

Police work is difficult and stressful: police break up brawls, break tragic news to families, and attend domestic violence, accidents and gruesome scenes. In the inner city they deal with drunken violence every weekend.

The threat of physical or psychological injury is over and above most jobs and we should guarantee to look after them and their families if something goes wrong and they can't work.

Police don't hesitate to take risks to protect the community and during debate on the Police Amendment (Death and Disability) Bill I asked the Government to improve support, prevention and rehabilitation before reducing benefits to get more police back to work.


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